Parkway Commemorates National Park Week with ‘Celebrate Wildlife Weekend’
Date(s) - 04/20/2013
10:00 am-2:00 pm
Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center
Parkway Commemorates National Park Week with “Celebrate Wildlife Weekend” on Saturday, April 20, 2013
TUPELO, MS – The Natchez Trace Parkway will recognize National Park Week, April 20-28, 2013, and National Junior Ranger Day with the annual “Celebrate Wildlife Weekend” on Saturday, April 20, at the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
All exhibitors and events will be outdoors and include:
Terry Vandeventer’s educational, fun, live snake program: “Snakes of Mississippi” at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Other exhibitors include the Natural Resources Conservation Service, Mississippi State University, the Bear Education and Restoration Group of Mississippi, and the Mississippi Bat Working Group
Wildlife Discovery hike along the Beech Springs Nature Trail
A special Junior Ranger Day Scavenger Hunt
This program is free to the public. Mr. Vandeventer’s program will be available to local schools on Friday, April 19. Interested teachers can call the Parkway Visitor Center at 662-680-4027 for availability. The Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center is located along the Parkway at milepost 266, just north of Tupelo, Mississippi. For more information about this and other Parkway programs, please visit our website at www.nps.gov/natr, or call 1-800-305-7417.
About the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America’s 401 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.nps.gov.